The Mid-Columbia Health Foundation has announced that Columbia River Bank will be the title sponsor again
for this year's annual Festival of Trees.
"We've been the title sponsor for the past 11 years and we are excited to take part once again." said Shawn Carroll, regional manager, senior vice president. "It is part of our goal to give back to our community with an event that is both enjoyable and raises funds for important causes. Having these programs available means that members of our community can stay closer to home while receiving the healthcare they need."
The festival, which takes place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, at The Civic Auditorium, includes a Christmas tree auction, and free community day.
"The Festival of Trees has evolved into a wonderful winter tradition in our community," said Anne Copper, the health foundation's project coordinator. "We are thrilled with the commitment from Columbia River Bank again this year."
Proceeds from this year's Festival of Trees events will support the Celilo House, which provides free accommodations for families of cancer patients, and the LifeWorks Comfort Care program.
The auction on Friday December 7th will be set amongst 35 one-of-a-kind Christmas trees which have been lavishly decorated by volunteer tree trimmers. The trees will be auctioned off to benefit the fundraising campaign.
On Saturday December 8th, a full day of family activities, sponsored by Bill and Neva Reid has been planned, including the Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast, Christmas entertainment by Gorge Jazz and a visit with Santa sponsored by SMART. "We're very excited about this year's festival," added Copper. "All of the events will make for a wonderful celebration. And the funds raised will make a tremendous difference to the quality of healthcare services available locally."
For more information on the Festival of Trees or to register to decorate a tree for this event please contact the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation at 541/296-7275.